Nikon will introduce a new flash gun at Photokina 2014 in the body of the SB-500, which will replace the already-discontinued SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash.
As the whole world is waiting for the D750 DSLR, Nikon is also preparing the announcement of another product. According to trusted sources, the Japan-based company will finally take the wraps off of a replacement for the SB-400 AF Speedlight Flash, which has been reported as discontinued by multiple stores.
The new flash gun will be called Nikon SB-500 and it will most likely be revealed at Photokina 2014 or a few days before the beginning of the largest digital imaging event in the world.
Nikon SB-500 Speedlight Flash rumored to replace the SB-400 at Photokina 2014
Nikon is not expected to launch a multitude of products around Photokina 2014. There have been very few rumors regarding the company’s plans for the near future. However, it seems like the rumours have intensified in recent times.
After the D750 gossip talks, the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight Flash is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The rumors come hand in hand with the fact that the product has been mentioned at some point on the website of Nikon USA. The entry has been deleted, but its remnants are still there for the whole world to see.
The new flash will take the place of the SB-400, which has been marked as discontinued by numerous stores. Potential buyers can still find the product at some retailers, but most of the retailers will list it as unavailable.
An exception is Amazon where the older version can be purchased for a little under $300.
Nikon believed to reveal Coolpix A replacement and D750 DSLR soon
At the Photokina 2014 trade fair, Nikon will launch at least two new cameras. The Coolpix A will be replaced by another unnamed model, whose specs are unknown to us for the time being.
On the other hand, the Nikon D750 will be introduced as a full frame DSLR to sit between the D610 and D810. It will feature a 24.3-megapixel sensor, EXPEED 4 processor, WiFi, and a tilting display.
The camera is poised to become the true heir to the D700, a fact which is signaled by its retail name as well as its specs.
As usual, take all these words with a pinch of salt, but stay close to Camyx to catch any official announcement as it happens!